Rapper 50 Cent was arrested last night in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts during a performance. His crime: saying the word “motherf***er” in front of 40,000 during a Saturday night performance after being warned that local law prohibits profanity onstage.
“We’re told the DJ didn’t have a clean version of his set, and 50 didn’t pull the mic away from his mouth when he roared, ‘motherf***er’ … and that was enough to get him arrested,” reports TMZ. “Cops showed up after the performance and took 50 to the station, where he was booked for using profanity in public.”
Apparently swearing onstage is categorized as a minor offence, but sources confirm to TMZ that he’s paid his fine and is on his way back to the U.S.
A rep for 50 Cent tells TMZ that the concert was a great success, and “for future trips to St. Kitts he will leave the motherf****er in the United States.”
Someone in the audience capture the offending NSFW moment and shared it on Instagram: